January 18, 2008 Subject:
The Cold War produces new tech!
Yes, it's a product of the cold war paranoia at it's peak. Commies under the bed, atom bombs flying overhead, the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) military policy in effect. Seriously, this film chronicles the biggest engineering undertaking since the Great Wall of China. It's How to move hundreds of tons of equipment across some of the most inhospitable terrain and climate in the world. Now the task is to design and build shelter so men and equipment can withstand and continue to operate in the howling winds and 30 below zero conditions. Add to that, supplying the bases above the Arctic Circle and the men that will operate the equipment with food and fuel for months at a time. Overall, a good history type movie great for anyone collecting Cold War items or looking at 1950s-1960s Military hardware.
October 14, 2003 Subject:
That's 'Distant Early Warning Line'
I was kind of wondering what was going on when I first started this film, about the ominous dangers that were threatening the US of A. I was like 'Was Dew THAT bad?" But no it's not about THAT dew. The film turns out to be a commie paranoia film! We must stop them at any cost! So that's why they created the Distant Early Warning Line, or DEW line for short in the arctic circle. The film chronologizes the building of the project, how they got the equipment up to that remote area (single parachutes don't always work) and how men worked up there during long winters. The film sort of works and doesnt, It seems to drag on waaaay too long, but this is such a fascinating subject, I would'nt hesitate for people to take a look at it.